No. 875: Toynbee Street, E1
Toynbee Street, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013
The Penny Illustrated Paper – Saturday November 2nd 1861:
On Wednesday week, between four and five o’clock in the morning, a woman named Anne King, aged twenty–five, was found smothered in a cellar of soot at 10, Parker-street, Drury-lane, which is in the occupation of a sweep. It appears that on the previous day the deceased had visited another woman, and the two drank somewhat freely. The deceased on leaving promised to return to tea, and it is supposed on coming back she mistook the house, and walking into No.10, pitched headlong into the cellar of soot.